Sunday, February 12, 2012
Time: 219 Days
Address: c/o Milwaukee Brewers
Item Sent: 2011 Topps Heritage
Item Received: 2011 Topps Heritage, signed and personalized in thin black Sharpie.
Long hailed as the Brewers catcher of the future, Lucroy was finally handed the reins as the everyday guy in 2011 and he responded with a fine campaign for the NL Central Champions. He hit 12 home runs and knocked in 59 while spending most of the season at the bottom of the batting order. The Brewers will surely be hoping for steady improvement on those numbers this season as they look to replace the offense lost with the departing of Prince Fielder and pending suspension of Ryan Braun. More importantly, though, they'll look for continued improvement defensively. Lucroy showed off a cannon arm and expertly handled the Brew Crew's star-studded rotation in his first full season.